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    A large international hospital chain was attacked by ransomware Sunday leading to patients being rerouted and a switch to paper-based systems in some cases. The ransomware attack affected Universal Health Services’ (UHS) digital networks in the U.S., including hospitals located in California, Florida, Texas, Arizona and Washington D.C., according to technology news website Bleeping Computer....
    Healthcare giant Universal Health Services was hit by a ransomware attack over the weekend, reports NBC News. UHS runs some 400 hospitals and care centers across the U.S. and the United Kingdom. The company told Reuters it was knocked offline following an unspecified "IT security issue," but two people with direct knowledge of the incident...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Across the U.S., the pandemic has forced students to attend virtual school to prevent spread of the coronavirus. But the more we rely on technology, the bigger the consequences when gadgets or internet service let us down. Technology being technology, all sorts of things can go wrong. Your internet service may...
    By TALI ARBEL, AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Across the U.S., the pandemic has forced students to attend virtual school to prevent spread of the coronavirus. But the more we rely on technology, the bigger the consequences when gadgets or internet service let us down. Technology being technology, all sorts of things can...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Across the U.S., the pandemic has forced students to attend virtual school to prevent spread of the coronavirus. But the more we rely on technology, the bigger the consequences when gadgets or internet service let us down. Technology being technology, all sorts of things can go wrong. Your internet service...
    UNIONDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — PSEG Long Island says computers caused all the problems for more than 500,000 customers during Tropical Storm Isaias in August. A special task force released its 30-day report Tuesday, and it found the computer system failed and that it was a “significant cause” to the service restoration estimates being off and...
    Los Angeles families with school-age children in Boyle Heights, South Los Angeles and Watts struggled with access to computers and adequate internet throughout the spring semester while facing job losses and food insecurity, issues that hampered online learning amid the coronavirus pandemic, a survey has found. The findings call into question ongoing announcements from L.A....
    TRENTON, New Jersey (WABC) -- The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission is back up and running after a computer network connection problem halted all transactions Monday, the latest frustrating incident for customers after the agency's reopening led to long lines and confusion.The outage was initially reported around 9 a.m. and was resolved around 1:30 p.m.,...
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission could not process transactions Monday due to a computer network connection problem, agency officials said. The outage was initially reported around 9 a.m. and was ongoing as of early Monday afternoon. Officials have not said what may have caused the problem or when service might...
    TRENTON, New Jersey (WABC) -- The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission could not process transactions Monday due to a computer network connection problem, agency officials said.The outage was initially reported around 9 a.m. and was ongoing as of early Monday afternoon.Officials have not said what may have caused the problem or when service might be...
    Scientists are creating 3D-printed brain chips which could be used to treat nervous system conditions, including paralysis, by detecting and firing electrical signals.    The chip has been developed and successfully tested on animals, and researchers are now hopeful it can be adapted for use in humans.  It will also be able to connect to a...
    ruslankphoto/123fr.com The best Ryzen 9 desktop computers can equal the performance of Intel-based PCs -- more cheaply. Desktop computers featuring AMD CPUs aren’t uncommon, exactly, but they’re like the Pepsi of the computing world, surrounded by a universe of Coke products. Everyone assumes Intel-based PCs are the default, so you need to go...
    The U.S. Department of Justice has announced criminal charges against three Iranian men for their alleged participation in state-sponsored identity theft and hacking by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC, a designated foreign terrorist organization. The men are all residents and citizens of the Islamic Republic of Iran, U.S. authorities said Thursday in a...
    Six months after schools closed amid the coronavirus crisis and with online learning in full swing, tens of thousand of students remain without adequate digital access and school districts in Los Angeles County report they still need nearly 50,000 computers and Wi-Fi hot spots. The numbers are a stark reminder that technology access continues...
    Back to school in the virtual world is giving some parents real world problems. Finding the laptops they need has been a struggle for some families.Electronics stores have been swamped with requests from parents looking for laptops. If you are having trouble finding a laptop, try looking at computer repair stores.Eyewitness News spoke with employees...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — With the start of a new and much different school year at Chicago Public Schools just around the corner, hundreds of high school students picked up new computers on Saturday. At Morgan Park High School, 1744 W. Pryor Ave., staff members rolled up their sleeves and got to work – giving out...
    An anti-violence group in Chicago said it was robbed of educational supplies, including computers, a week before it planned to open classrooms to assist children with remote learning. Mothers Against Senseless Killings posted photos on its Facebook page Thursday showing ransacked makeshift classrooms, empty boxes and a wall where suspected robbers possibly gained entry. Snacks and diapers...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Public Schools will be starting remote-only classes on Tuesday even though some students will still not have a computer at home. While computer device continue to trickle in, a few thousand families will come up short, but the district has decided to move ahead with the school year. Eager to begin...
    A woman was allegedly arrested in Australia for encouraging people on Facebook to participate in an anti-lockdown protest, numerous sources reported. Police in Victoria were recorded handcuffing the 28-year-old pregnant woman on charges of incitement after she prompted Facebook followers to attend a rally in Ballarat to protest the region’s coronavirus restrictions, 7 News reported....
    BEL AIR, Md. (AP) — Harford County Public Schools will not be issuing laptops to most of its elementary school students when school starts in September, even though schools are starting the semester with online classes for all students. School system Superintendent Sean Bulson said Friday in a message to families that they don’t have...
    The businessman unveiled a significant advance in his quest to grant human beings “super powers” Can you imagine being able to save your memories on a computer, directly from your brain, and see them again whenever you want? Or even “download” them to another body? That is the future that the...
    This story was produced by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news site covering educational change in public schools, and the Better Government Association, a Chicago nonprofit newsroom focused on government accountability. CHICAGO — The coronavirus pandemic paralyzed Mark Aistrope’s company renting out technology for business conferences. Then, he saw an opportunity: His company was sitting on a large...
    The FBI has arrested a Russian tourist in America, who investigators say offered a Tesla employee $1 million to infect company computers with malware in a scheme to steal data and extort payment from the company. Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov, 27, was arrested last week in Los Angeles and federally charged with conspiracy to damage a...
    quantum computers they could be incredibly faster and capable of solving much more complex problems than today’s conventional equipment. However, their development seems to have an unforeseen enemy: cosmic rays. “Data-reactid =” 12 “> Quantum computers could be incredibly faster and capable of solving much more complex problems than today’s conventional equipment. However, its development...
    Unsophisticated Iranian hackers are attacking company networks with ransomware, a cybersecurity firm said. The attackers have been using Dharma ransomware “and a mix of publicly available tools” to target companies in Russia, Japan, China and India, cybersecurity firm Group-IB said earlier this week. Dharma ransomware, which is gaining popularity with cybercriminals, is typically installed by hacking...
    BOSTON (AP) — The main branch of the Boston Public Library is reopening to the public on a limited basis for the first time since March to allow city residents to use the computers, officials say. The program will allow people to search for jobs, attend online classes, download ebooks and do other online tasks...
    Elon Musk says his brain-implant firm Neuralink will show off a “working device” at a highly anticipated Friday event. Musk announced the live demonstration on Twitter early Wednesday, apparently referring to the brain-machine interface — a device that would link human brains to computers — Neuralink has been developing since it launched in 2017....
    Elon Musk says his brain-implant firm Neuralink will show off a “working device” at a highly anticipated Friday event. Musk announced the live demonstration on Twitter early Wednesday, apparently referring to the brain-machine interface — a device that would link human brains to computers — Neuralink has been developing since it launched in 2017. The...
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    Schools across the United States are facing shortages and delays up to several months, in getting this year's most crucial back-to-school supplies: the laptops and other equipment needed for online learning, an Associated Press investigation has found. The world's three biggest computer companies, Lenovo, HP and Dell, have told school districts they have a shortage...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Connectivity was the word for Las Vegas-area schools on Monday, as the start of the new semester began with a computer program glitch snarling plans for online learning. Clark County school administrators posted a notice saying the platform Canvas was offering slow access due to high volume. District Superintendent Jesus Jara...
    A team of mathematicians has finally finished off Keller’s conjecture, but not by working it out themselves. Instead, they taught a fleet of computers to do it for them. Original story reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine, an editorially independent publication of the Simons Foundation whose mission is to enhance public understanding of science...
    SAN FRANCISCO - Schools across the United States are facing shortages and long delays, of up to several months, in getting this year’s most crucial back-to-school supplies: the laptops and other equipment needed for online learning, an Associated Press investigation has found.  The world’s three biggest computer companies, Lenovo, HP and Dell, have told...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Schools across the United States are facing shortages and long delays, of up to several months, in getting this year's most crucial back-to-school supplies: the laptops and other equipment needed for online learning, an Associated Press investigation has found.The world's three biggest computer companies, Lenovo, HP and Dell, have told school districts...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Schools across the United States are facing shortages and long delays, of up to several months, in getting this year’s most crucial back-to-school supplies: the laptops and other equipment needed for online learning, an Associated Press investigation has found. The world’s three biggest computer companies, Lenovo, HP and Dell, have told...
    Bottles of hand sanitizer sit next to a laptop showing a Zoom meeting as students begin classes amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the first day of the fall 2020 semester at the University of New Mexico on August 17, 2020 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images) Schools across the United...
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Wichita school district has only received two-thirds of the computers and tablets it has ordered to equip students for distance learning because of worldwide supply chain problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Until the supply and demand problem clears up, the 50,000-student district is prioritizing its distribution of the 8,000...
    By JOCELYN GECKER and MICHAEL LIEDTKE, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Schools across the United States are facing shortages and long delays, of up to several months, in getting this year’s most crucial back-to-school supplies: the laptops and other equipment needed for online learning, an Associated Press investigation has found. The world’s three biggest...
    SAN ANTONIO – Overall digital access for students in Texas is worse than in the country as a whole, but can be corrected with additional funding, according to a study by the Texas State Teachers Association. As the state moves largely to remote learning models during the COVID-19 pandemic, the biggest victims of the divide...
    SAN ANTONIO – Computer stores have seen a surge in demand for desktops, laptops, and web cameras brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Steve Flannery, owner of Steve’s Computer Repair, said his business has seen a mixture of both people looking to buy new computers or fix up their old ones to make them faster....